The mission of the genius helicopter on Mars has now taken on a much more serious form, and this little assistant of the persistent Mars rover, who exceeded expectations, also flew on the thirteenth flight. Seriously, he continued to record scientific data.
This operation was repeated for the thirteenth flight, following the twelfth flight and the recording of images of the South Sita area of Mars, which was one of the most valuable images taken by the genius helicopter. On its thirteenth flight in the thin atmosphere of Mars, the Ingenuity Mars helicopter again flew to the inaccessible South Setah region to take pictures to help the Perseverance mission. ) To prepare. This time, however, the small flying robot on Mars turned its back and forth in the direction of the previous mission.
38: Tehran time) or 12:04 local time on Mars while the persistent astronaut is on his mission on Mars Day 193. The spacecraft landed on the Red Planet with a genius helicopter on February 18 (March 1). Focused and focused on its outputs. In addition, now that genius has shown its ability in high-altitude flights, it puts its power on the quality of the mission, and thus produced better images by flying at a lower altitude of 8 meters than at a height of 10 meters on the twelfth flight. p>
One of the color photos prepared by the genius of South Sita
area of Mars on the twelfth flight
Another bigger difference in this mission was pointing the camera. For the thirteenth flight, the camera genius team aimed it to the southwest to combine with the northeastern landscapes created on the twelfth flight, their overlap with lower altitude photographs, to provide valuable insight to the astronauts' perseverance and planning. The mission will still be able to collect rock samples from Mars.
A comparison of flight time and distance traveled for the 13th voyage with the previous flight shows how much genius has focused its efforts on a small area. On the twelfth flight, the helicopter traveled 450 meters above the surface of Mars in 169.5 seconds and took 10 photos, all showing the northeast. But on Flight 13, it traveled about 210 meters in 160.5 seconds, and with a maximum speed of 3.3 meters per second, we still took 10 photos, but this time looking southwest.
Genius helicopter to mission. Twelfth, he took 72 13-megapixel color photos and 1390 black and white photos of the navigation camera, and now, with the success of the 13th mission, the number of these valuable images has increased again.
Cover photo: The shadow of a genius helicopter On the 13th flight by navigation camera
Source: NASA Science